need to be aware that, you know, if you're committing a crime you don't want to do it over email because the government will find out. >> ifill: matthew miller, and jane harman former house member, thank you both very much. >> thank you. brown: online >> brown: online, we've updated the timeline of events in the unfolding scandal. and ahead on the newshour, a full plate for the lame duck session of congress; a white house meeting about the fiscal cliff; and the demand for meat in china. but first, the other news of the day. here's kwame holman. >> holman: another army general, william "kip" ward, has been demoted for unauthorized expenses, and ordered to repay $82,000. the associated press reported today ward was accused of spending lavishly on travel and other items. ward is former head of u.s. africa command. the demotion strips him of a star, meaning he'll retire as a three-star lieutenant general.